Empire Beauty School-Paramus in Paramus

Paramus, NJ

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

Empire Beauty School-Paramus offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 10.7% are women, and 89.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Empire Beauty School-Paramus is 12525$, that is at the level of national average. 77% of full-time Empire Beauty School-Paramus students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $14,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Empire Beauty School-Paramus is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Empire Beauty School-Paramus students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,855
$30,001 - $48,000$10,833
$48,001 - $75,000$15,873
$75,001 - $110,000--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor (the 2d largest program, lasting 5 months) is $2,875 per year and $34,500 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


92 of Empire Beauty School-Paramus undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 52 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Empire Beauty School-Paramus number 125 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New Jersey.

Students at Empire Beauty School-Paramus awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Empire Beauty School-Paramus.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Empire Beauty School-Paramus graduation rate is above the national average.

77% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Empire Beauty School-Paramus completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Empire Beauty School-Paramus is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Empire Beauty School-Paramus the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Empire Beauty School-Paramus and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Empire Beauty School-Paramus offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 164 universities in New Jersey state. Empire Beauty School-Paramus is one of the few institutions in New Jersey that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New Jersey state average data to help you compare.


Empire Beauty School-Paramus provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 115 students with 103948 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Empire Beauty School-Paramus

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Love the service wash and blow dry are very affordable the students are awesome.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Mrs Gerri was the most spectacular teacher while I was there, so many times I wanted to give up and she always pushed me and encouraged me. She is what made Empire enjoyable . The upper staff can be problematic and show favoritism especially if your in the highschool program and you tend to get bullied.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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This school is very unprofessional! I came here to braid my hair. My friend, who is a student there, recommended me to a friend of her's to get my hair braided, who is also a student there. I came at 10am in the morning with my son. I have been trying to get my hair done there for almost a week and everytime I tried to make an appointment there was always a problem. They knew I had two kids. My friend and her friend kept telling them over and over! I didn't bring my daughter but I brought my son. There was a problem with him being there so my friend, who's the student, clocked out and took him. She had to clock back in a couple hours later so I had him with me. Apparently that was a problem because they kicked us out. They called my friend and her friend aside and told them someone needs to take my child and leave or I need to leave with my child. They got mad and we all decided to leave. The teachers and the instructors told me NOTHING! They just kept giving me dirty looks and giving me attitude. They did not apologize to me or even told me I had to leave but instead wanted to tell my friend. They mistreated me because I was a friend of a student. But at the end of the day I have an appointment at your school, I'm a client! I felt very mistreated and disrespected! How can you possibly kick me out while I'm getting my hair done because of my son who was not making any noise. Who was not crying or anything like that. He was calmly sitting on me. But apparently the day before I came they told the students that any clients who come with kids that the kids must stay with their parents but because I have my child with me and I'm a friend of one of your students you treat me different? I'm done with this school and the teachers and instructors in there! They are rude, unfriendly, and disrespectful.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Worst hair school I'vee ever been in. Main instructor is unknowledgeable and extremely rude, management is lazy, and students look bored due to lack of customers. Customers are treated without any respect from instructors. New management and younger hip knowlegeable, friendly, fun staff is highly recommended.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 332 Rt 4 E


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Continuous

General Phone Number: +8009204593

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: empire.edu

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